In a vibrant technology environment, intellectual property rights are crucial to protect and to fully exploit your creations and ideas. On the international level, SMEs have to establish transitional contractual relationships to monetize their IP, for example as licenses, manufacturing arrangements, research and development contracts, distributorships and joint ventures. To be more effective and prevent long and costly enforcing procedures, SMEs should learn to incorporate Alternative Dispute Resolution clauses in their contracts. However, deciding the best ADR method for a specific contract might be challenging.
This webinar is a collaboration of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Singapore, the European Chamber of Commerce (Singapore) and the South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk. It will discuss all the dispute resolution options and the benefits of mediation and arbitration for a cheaper, faster and creative resolution of such technology disputes, including practical advice on how to draft dispute resolution clauses in a contract, for SMEs in particular.
- Contractual and non-contractual disputes related to IP
- WIPO Mediation and Arbitration, including case examples
- How to draft effective dispute resolution clauses
- Sharing of case examples
- Moderated Q&A
Meet the Speakers
Partner, Shook Lin & Bok
Jevon Louis specialises in intellectual property (IP) law and technology law. He is well-suited for this area of practice as he is technically qualified with a degree in mechanical engineering and is also a registered Singapore patent attorney, qualified by examination under the Intellectual Property Office in Singapore (IPOS).
Jevon’s experience extends to both contentious and non-contentious matters across multiple industries including, but not limited to, pharmaceuticals, renewable energy, manufacturing, construction, logistics and semiconductors.
On the contentious side, Jevon represents clients in court proceedings as well as in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Jevon specialises in patent litigation and has extensive experience in such disputes as conducted before the IPOS Registry, High Court, and Court of Appeal of Singapore. In addition, Jevon also handles other IP disputes involving breach of copyright, trade mark infringement, passing off and breach of confidence matters.
Jevon also advises on IP strategy and provides IP-related business intelligence and advisory services. Apart from that, Jevon oversees the filing and registration of patent, trade mark and design registrations, preparation of IP registrability, infringement and invalidity opinions, performing of patent prior art and freedom to operate searches, and drafting of licensing, distributorship or franchising agreements, as well as various technology services agreements that are intrinsic to today’s digital economy.
Previously, Jevon hailed from a leading local IP-specialist law firm and prior to that from the IP department of the largest law firm in Southeast Asia. His portfolio of clients includes both local and foreign small and medium enterprises, and multinational corporations in the pharmaceutical, semiconductor, marine, manufacturing and personal computing industry.
Jevon is a member of the Association of Singapore Patent Attorneys (ASPA), Asian Patent Attorney Association (APAA), the Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES), and is an accredited Intellectual Property Technology Consultant (IPTC). He also speaks at seminars, particularly relating to intellectual property matters.
Representative of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center in Singapore, IP Disputes Section
Chiara Accornero, a national of Italy, holds a Master of Laws from the University of Turin and a Certificate in Transnational Law from the University of Geneva. Before joining the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center in Geneva in 2016, she worked in a Turin-based law firm in the areas of intellectual property and contract law. Chiara is currently the representative of the WIPO Center at Maxwell Chambers in Singapore.
Moi Sok Ling
Mediator / Domain Name Arbitrator / Expert Adjudicator, World Intellectual Property Organization
Formerly an Allen & Gledhill partner, Sok Ling is a seasoned intellectual property and commercial lawyer competent in handling both contentious and non-contentious legal work. With close to 20 years of post-qualification experience, she is adept at providing sound, practical and creative legal solutions for businesses from diverse industries.
Sok Ling is a professionally-trained and accredited mediator who has an impressive decade-long track record of leading contractual, consumer and intellectual property disputes to successful resolution. She holds a level 3 accreditation from the Singapore International Mediation Institute and has been appointed by the Singapore Mediation Centre, the Law Society of Singapore and Consumers Association of Singapore to their respective panel of mediators.
She has also been appointed to the World Intellectual Property Organization’s panel of expert adjudicators, mediators and domain name arbitrators. She is the appointed sole mediator for one of the first IP disputes filed under the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore mediation scheme.
Sok Ling sits on various expert panels and professional committees. In her capacity as chairperson of the trademarks subcommittee, she has represented the Law Society in making legislative review recommendations to the Singapore government. Sok Ling regularly speaks at community outreach events organised by CASE and actively participates in discussions on consumer law reforms.
Sok Ling currently runs her own law firm, MOI Law Corporation and teaches IP law to postgraduate engineering students at the National University of Singapore.
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